The Wall Stree Journal is reporting that Apple’s iWatch will feature a curved OLED display and NFC to support their new mobile payment platform. Additionally, the device will come in two sizes and include sensors to monitor users health and fitness.
Wall Street Journal:
The gadget’s use of near-field communication, or NFC, reflects Apple’s broader ambitions for the so-called iWatch beyond health and fitness tracking, the most commonly cited use. Apple also is expected to add the wireless technology to the next versions of its iPhone, people familiar with the device said, potentially simplifying the process of connecting, or pairing, the two devices.
NFC wireless is central to Apple’s plans to offer so-called tap-to-pay into its mobile devices, allowing users to pay for goods and services using credit cards stored with iTunes, people close to Apple said.
The smartwatch would be offered in two sizes, each featuring a curved organic light-emitting diode screen, those people familiar with the device said. It will include sensors to track and monitor health and fitness data, the people said.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the device next week, however, it would not be avaiable to the public until next year.